grassrootspeace.org

November 5, 2007: This website is an archive of the former website, traprockpeace.org, which was created 10 years ago by Charles Jenks. It became one of the most populace sites in the US, and an important resource on the antiwar movement, student activism, 'depleted' uranium and other topics. Jenks authored virtually all of its web pages and multimedia content (photographs, audio, video, and pdf files. As the author and registered owner of that site, his purpose here is to preserve an important slice of the history of the grassroots peace movement in the US over the past decade. He is maintaining this historical archive as a service to the greater peace movement, and to the many friends of Traprock Peace Center. Blogs have been consolidated and the calendar has been archived for security reasons; all other links remain the same, and virtually all blog content remains intact.

THIS SITE NO LONGER REFLECTS THE CURRENT AND ONGOING WORK OF TRAPROCK PEACE CENTER, which has reorganized its board and moved to Greenfield, Mass. To contact Traprock Peace Center, call 413-773-7427 or visit its site. Charles Jenks is posting new material to PeaceJournal.org, a multimedia blog and resource center.

War on Truth  From Warriors to Resisters
Books of the Month

The War on Truth

From Warriors to Resisters

Army of None

Iraq: the Logic of Withdrawal

Listen to George Galloway and Friends
Rock the House to Close Historic Day in Washington, D.C.

"We have to raise our demands. We don't want Bush out of the Whitehouse, we want Bush in prison with Blair and all the other war criminals who have brought us to this pass." - George Galloway

As Muhammed Ali said: "No Viet Cong ever called me nigger. And I will not fight for Democracy in Vietnam when I cannot fight for Democracy in Mississippi." Prophetic words coming after Hurricane Katrina showed the world that the government that claims to be able to rebuild nations, cannot save its own citizens..." - Ahmed Shawki

"I have asked Tony Blair to meet me for a year, and his answer always is 'I don't want to debate a grieving mother.' We know why he doesn't want to debate a grieving mother." - Rose Gentle

"Only when the United States is at peace with itself can it be at peace with this world. We cannot allow the administration to deny the people of the Gulf Coast and New Orleans the right to return as they deny the Palestinians the right to return." - Elias Rashmawi

"They hated the occupation, they hated the power that oppressed them. But whenever there was room for dialogue, there was dialogue. Whenever there was room for tea, there was tea. Whenever there was room for food, there was food and they shared it with us. They shared their Holy Koran with me, a Christian occupier of their land. So the notion that they need 160,000 foreign troops in order to succeed is offensive to me." - Camilo Mejia

George Galloway, Member of Parliament - UK (Respect Unity Coalition), spoke to a capacity audience at the First Congregational Church in Washington, DC. Ralph Nader and Dennis Brutus were special guests, while Louisiana activists were honored (see below). Appearing with Galloway were, in order of speaking, Virginia Harabin (moderator); Mounzer Sleiman, PhD, who made welcoming remarks on behalf of National Council of Arab Americans; Camilo Mejia, Army soldier who refused to fight in Iraq; he is a conscientious objector and member of Iraq Veterans Against the War; Elias Rashmawi, National Council of Arab Americans; Rose Gentle, founding member of Military Families Against the War (UK); and Ahmed Shawki, Editor, International Socialist Review and Board member of National Council of Arab Americans - he introduced George Galloway.

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Photo at right: George Galloway with Rose Gentle, a founding member of Military Families Against the War in the UK. photo © 2005 Charles Jenks; all rights reserved

Copyright Notice: Non-commercial use only; all rights reserved. Radio stations may play audio with notification (not permission) to Traprock Peace Center (413-773-7427 or charlesjenks@gmail.com). Any use requires this attribution and notice: "Copyright 2005 Traprock Peace Center; all rights reserved. Non-profit use permitted with notification and this attribution." Any request for permission to use commercially must be made to George Galloway.

More Photos Below

Websites:

Sponsors of National Tour

Center for Economic Research and Social Change
http://www.isreview.org/cersc.shtml

International Socialist Review
http://www.isreview.org

National Council of Arab Americans
http://www.arab-american.net

The New Press
http://www.thenewpress.com

A few of Organizations involved with one or more tour stops
(see tour website for complete list)

Military Families Against the War
http://www.mfaw.org.uk

Iraq Veterans Against the War
http://www.ivaw.net

Military Families Speak Out
http://www.mfso.org

Traprock Peace Center
http://www.grassrootspeace.org

Tour Resources

Tour Website - http://www.mrgallowaygoestowashington.com

Tour Blog - http://www.isreview.org/gallowaytour.shtml or
http://www.grassrootspeace.org/george_galloway_tour

Photos: (we have photos of everyone in the program, but not all of the speakers. We were dealing with starting the audio recording while Virginia Harabin was starting the program, and needed to do periodic sound checks. All photos are © 2005 Charles Jenks; all rights reserved. National Sponsors, MFAW, MFSO and the Stop the War Coalition (UK) have been given permissions for use. For any other use, contact the photographer.

Mounzer Sleiman, Ph.D. photo © 2005 Charles Jenks; all rights reserved

Ahmed Shawki, Rose Gentle and Virginia Harabin. photo © 2005 Charles Jenks; all rights reserved

The program filled the hall at the First Congregational Church on G Street NW. photo © 2005 Charles Jenks; all rights reserved

Ahmed Shawki with Rose Gentle. photo © 2005 Charles Jenks; all rights reserved

Elias Rashmawi, National Council of Arab Americans. photo © 2005 Charles Jenks; all rights reserved

Rose Gentle co-founded Military Families Against the War (UK). She addressed the mass rally earlier in the day and then marched. photo © 2005 Charles Jenks; all rights reserved

George Galloway, MP gave a rousing speech with numerous standing ovations. photo © 2005 Charles Jenks; all rights reserved

Ralph Nader was a special guest, shown here listening to Galloway. Also acknowledged was Dennis Brutus, South African poet and anti-apartheid activist. photo © 2005 Charles Jenks; all rights reserved

photo © 2005 Charles Jenks; all rights reserved

photo © 2005 Charles Jenks; all rights reserved

photo © 2005 Charles Jenks; all rights reserved

photo © 2005 Charles Jenks; all rights reserved

photo © 2005 Charles Jenks; all rights reserved

Camilo Mejia being interviewed after the program. photo © 2005 Charles Jenks; all rights reserved

Lionelle Hamanaka, Military Families Speak Out; Judy Linehan (MFSO) coordinated Rose Gentle's tour in the US; and Rose Gentle. photo © 2005 Charles Jenks; all rights reserved

Monique Dols, Campus Antiwar Network Coordinating Committee member, with Louisiana activists Meredyth Friend, Avery Friend and Ward Reilly. The Louisiana activists were honored and Ward was acknowledged for his having been a founding member of the Coalition Against War and Injustice in Baton Rouge and for having a lead role in organizing the Peace Train that brought several hundred Southern activists to DC that day for the national protest. The Peace Train was to have left from New Orleans; this was impossible, obviously, due to the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. The Peace Train left from Meridian, Mississippi. photo © 2005 Charles Jenks; all rights reserved

 

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